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Clemente Family

Taiwan and Southeast Asia

The Clementes’ vision is to provide missions training that empowers local Asian communities to participate in God’s harvest. Dr. David is a professor at Holy Light Theological Seminary, teaching missions and theology courses. He mentors students in the classroom and on seminary mission trips. He also advises local church pastors as they engage in cross-cultural ministry.

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Pray for:

wisdom and discernment as David teaches and mentors seminary students

FM churches in Asia as they continue to expand their vision for cross-cultural ministry

more missionaries to work among Southeast Asian overseas contract workers (OCWs) and other internationals residing in Taiwan

Carmen and Jacob’s physical, emotional and spiritual growth

Birthdays:

David – July 13
Sarah – June 5
Carmen – November 18
Jacob – January 6

Anniversary:

December 9

Contact David and Sarah:

dsclemente@yahoo.com

Web:

http://davidclemente.typepad.com/

 
 

David’s Reflections

  • Pentecost Sunday, 2022

    A story is told of a young boy hearing for the first time the story of the Pentecost from his pastor. The pastor shared the events of the Spirit coming down and the disciples speaking in many languages. The young boy exclaimed: “Pastor, we must have missed that Sunday.” Today is Pentecost Sunday. The Bible tells us that “Peter and John came down and prayed for the [disciples] that they might receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:15).” Pentecost is the time when the earth is renewed (Psalm 104:30), young people prophesy (Joel 2:28), followers of Jesus speak different languages (Acts…

  • A Tool For Feeding The Hungry (after a shooting tragedy)

    (This post is my response and reflection in the aftermath of the tragic death of teachers and students, 19 children, of the Robb Elementary School, Uvalde, Texas.) What would a weapon of war look like if it is turned into a tool for feeding the hungry? The prophets of the Old Testament have struggled to answer this question. Read Isaiah 2:4-5 and Micah 4:3-5, and you will see the imagery of swords being turned into plowshares. “God shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears…

  • Spirituality With a Hope and a Holy Unrest

    “Growth in spirituality is never only a matter of confirming the known and familiar,” Charles Ringma states in his Dare To Journey (1992:110). He describes our life with Christ is more of radical transformation, a restlessness and a vision for what is to come, than contentment and conservation. He cites Paul’s words in his Epistle to the Romans saying: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” (Romans 15:13). Hope here is an application of joy and peace. God’s Spirit…

  • “Why you should care about your multiracial friends” (By: Carmen Clemente)

    According to the U.S. Census in 2020, the population of “Two or More Races” in America increased by 276% compared to the 2010 U.S. Census. Now, around 10.2% of the U.S. population identifies as being multiracial. Though the population of multiracial adults is growing at a high rate, it is still a relatively new concept. The U.S. Census Bureau had just introduced Americans’ ability to choose more than one race in 2000 (pewresearch.org). Growing up as a kid, and even now as an adult, I dreaded the little checkboxes under the question of what race you identify with when filling…

  • Like It Was Yesterday

    What are things or events you remember like it was yesterday? In the post-resurrection story narrated in the 21st chapter of the Gospel of John, we read the disciples’ encounter with Jesus. (See, John 21:1-19.) They remember it so well that the writer mentions the number of fish that they caught that same day. Verses 11-12 say: “Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore. There were 153 large fish, and yet the net hadn’t torn ‘Now come and have some breakfast!’ Jesus said.” Their fellowship with Jesus did not just end with this breakfast. It continued…

  • Dancing With a Forgiving God

    Have you ever danced with a homeless person? Have you ever sat down and ate a hearty dinner with someone not like you? Have you ever celebrated the Fourth of July or an extravagant birthday party with a person from the street who smells and for obvious reasons does not belong to the joyous occasion? You probably know by now the point of these questions: Being with persons who feel like they do not belong to the moment. In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, we read of the story of the son who squandered his inheritance and lived an…